1.Examines the carcinogenicity of 27 metals and metalloid elements.
2.Provides most up to date information on the carcinogenicity of elements.
3.Medicinal chemists, toxicologists, occupational health and safety officers.
5.This book re-evaluates epidemiological and occupational health studies, experimental studies in animals and in vitro experiments relating to the toxicity of 27 metal and metalloid elements for which evidence of carcinogenicity has been presented.
40 years research into the biology and pathology of the skin and its response to injury. Research into the nutrition and physiology of trace and xenbiotic metals in the skin. Study of intrinsic cytoprotective mechanisms against metal toxicity. Special studies onthe biological value of silver in wound care and as an antimicrobial agent in medical devices. International consultant and lecturer. Published 250 scientific papers and book chapters.
Introduction; Criteria and Classification of Metals and Metalloid Elements as Carcinogens; Interaction between elements in carcinogenesis; Arsenic, antimony and bismuth; Chromium, nickel, cobalt, tungsten and the hard metal complexes; Beryllium; Aluminium and zirconium; Zinc, cadmium and mercury; Lead; Iron; Precious metals, Silver, Gold and Platinum-related metals; Miscellaneous metals and metalloid elements; Mechanisms and modes of action in metal-related carcinogenesis; Discussion and Conclusions